Teddy bear is one of Steiff's most beloved animals and as a hand puppet he is a must-have! And this puppet is even more special because it is a rare early 317 model, made between 1949-58. His sweet baby-like expression with glass eyes is simply adorable. Like other toys of the time, this Teddy puppet was finely handcrafted in Germany using the nicest mohair plush and it is not a surprise that he presents beautifully even after so many years. He has a hand-stitched nose, an open felt mouth and two big paws that are ready for a hug. His head is stuffed with excelsior (wood wool) and has a cardboard finger tube for movement. Teddy seems gently used with nice colors and is only missing his chest tag that would likely read "Teddy Baby". No doubt this very special hand puppet will bring joy and be a great addition to any vintage toy collection!
- Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. Gently used with Steiff button and yellow flag #317. Missing chest tag. Light soiling on the upper part of the felt mouth. Nice colors. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
- Origin: Germany
- Brand: Steiff
ID: with Steiff button and yellow flag #317
- Size: 9in/23 cm tall
- Materials: finest mohair plush, glass eyes, excelsior
- The puppet stand is not included
WARNING: This vintage puppet does not comply with current safety standards and is intended for adult use only.